One year after hosting the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) 70th Annual Congress, Flormart – one of Europe’s oldest horticultural trade exhibitions, has been celebrating its own 70th anniversary.
The 70th edition of Flormart took place from Thursday 25th – Saturday 28th September 2019. Each year the three-day international exhibition of horticulture, landscape architecture and green infrastructure is held in September at the PadovaFiere Exhibition Centre, Italy. Since 2018, Flormart has been an AIPH approved (D) category trade show.
This year’s event was developed on the tagline ‘At the heart of a sustainable future lies a green landscape’ and embraced Italian and international horticultural communities. Whilst exhibition halls were abundant with ornamental plants, young plants, tropical foliage plants, nursery stock products and bedding plants, Flormart also incorporated conventions, meetings, educational programmes, training, a new GreenInnovation Hub and the Giardino Italia.
Bequeathed with seven decades of experience and wisdom, Flormart 2019 knows how to host a horticultural trade show. But this does not make its organisers complacent. Flormart continues to evolve and offers a lively, dynamic and innovative trade show experience, due particularly to recent adaptions and developments which are driving the show and the horticulture industry forward. AIPH Secretary General, Mr Tim Briercliffe commented: “Flormart is strongly focused on important topics facing the industry today and on developments for the industry of the future. We are very proud that Flormart carries AIPH approval. Under new management this event is investing for the future to provide a truly international platform for growers to exhibit.”
In support of the work of AIPH member in Italy, the Italian Nursery Exporters Association (ANVE), Tim Briercliffe gave a presentation on the new EU Plant Health Regulations in a seminar organised by ANVE. ANVE is working hard to support Italian growers as they seek to meet all the new requirements.
International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)
Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.